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Official "special BHW opportunity" thread

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Diamond Damien, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    Incase you didn't receive it about 10% of our membership list was sent a mail yesterday that appeared to come from BHW promoting another forum. All emails from BHW always point back into BHW and we never promote other forums or information that you can get for free on BHW.

    We take our members security very seriously and all data on the database is fully encrypted.

    As per the other threads we are looking into how and why this happened now through the logs and will have an answer today.

    Early stages we can confirm no member information was compromised, it appears to be an injection into a mail queue.

    We will let you know more as soon as we do.

    Needless to say it's a scam so don't waste your money, get the "exclusive info" they are offering free here on BHW.

    Update this email also went out with the subject "BHW special"

    If you want to sign up to the official list please go here
    http://forms.aweber.com/form/58/1959156258.htm

    UPDATE. Confirmed exploit on mail queue. No information removed. Check your spam filters for any notification messages from BHW and please mark as not spam. Every bit will help.
     
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  2. trustedfire9

    trustedfire9 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    on the topic some of your newsletter comes to spam box , joining now the official .
    thanks for your update , this will keep scammers away
     
  3. ziplack

    ziplack Senior Member

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    Thanks for the update
    weird email yesterday from BHW
     
  4. blognetworkservices

    blognetworkservices Regular Member

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    Thanks a lot for the update...

    Now i am deleting that scam mail....
     
  5. MixerDJ

    MixerDJ Regular Member

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    Thanx for the info
     
  6. yoursix

    yoursix Newbie

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    so there were no diamonds it's all just glass, although still a newbie here I did strongly think that it smelled like spam:moon:
     
  7. IamBlackhatter

    IamBlackhatter Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thank u DD for the update yesterdays mail piece clearly showed the work of the intruders who really took advantage of BHW mailing list we all know it won't happen anymore :)
     
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  8. Hootz

    Hootz Regular Member

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    I'm actually pleased it turned out to be fake.

    As soon as I read it and saw the site my scam senses were tingling. Glad it's nothing official.
     
  9. Black.Cat

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    My initial thoughts upon receiving it were: "Probably just a spammer" but I remembered the email used here was a new one and not used for other sites and I never posted it anywhere so I searched the forum and found the original thread.

    SLIGHTLY OFF-TOPIC:
    I just can't help but think about what one could achieve by doing that to other forums using a decent website and domain name. Legal issues aside, one could achieve a great deal.

    BACK-ON-TOPIC:
    To the admins and mods, thanks for being open to us about what's happening. Will continue to watch this thread.

    One good thing that came out of it was that I didn't know BHW mails its members. I probably disabled it at signup because I thought I would just be receiving spam. And now I can opt in to it.:p
     
  10. IamNRE

    IamNRE Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Maybe its an old list that was shared.... I remember someone sharing all the member email data from BHW in 2011 I think.
     
  11. Revolate

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    Never ever use 100% real information anywhere, come on guys it's the internet, nothing is safe and I mean nothing.

    Don't worry though, I'm sure Damien will sort everything out and put measures in place so this won't happen again though. :)

    BHW have the best people in on it! Chill.
     
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  12. Leith

    Leith Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I never received the email but Im glad that DD and the team are already working on cracking it down.

    This is why I love being on the forum - some amazing staff! If you guys need any help whatsoever (I doubt it :p ) give me a shout!

    Let's hope this doesn't happen again.
     
  13. SmileAtmyWins

    SmileAtmyWins BANNED BANNED

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    I wasn't among the 10% that received this email, but I did see a few threads pop up. We appreciate the update, DD. Thank you.
     
  14. kid.kingdota

    kid.kingdota Newbie

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    please help me, i don't receive any mail !
     
  15. KELLOGGS

    KELLOGGS Supreme Member

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    I thought the .biz was a bit dodgy, thanks for the information!
     
  16. scorpion king

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    lol thanks for letting us know Damien. That spammer don't even know how to scam :D
     
  17. insurancetips

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    Yes, i got one such email in the morning..

    Is this the one you talking about??
     
  18. Jeevs

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    Thanks for taking the issue seriously...there is a reason why we call BHW the best!
     
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  19. Mr Greg

    Mr Greg Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks Man !!!!
     
  20. safex

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    Thanks for the Update..I got a email yesterday and I thought BHW is now Offering Solo Ad type Service So this is a Advertisement Email..Now it clears. Thanks for Update.